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My aunt posted this video on Facebook recently. A male puffer fish made these crop circles on the bottom of the ocean. He hopes to win a female with his artistry. He works for 24 hours for a week straight, etching the sand more here, smoothing a bit there. Somehow, the undulating rays and circles create a pleasing picture to lure a possible love connection.

Sappy me, I cried when I saw the original video.  He’s just a little fish. He’s got purty iridescent scales but not much else to recommend him. Why would anyone want to hook up with him?

I think about how God draws us. He’s placed us on this Earth, His creation, for us to enjoy. His artistry shines forth in every flower; God even paints the insides and undersides.  Who does that?! Every day, the Lord woos us with His love. He longs for us. Why should the God of the universe even give a moment’s thought about us?

He wants to commune with us. He does everything in His power to win us over. Only unlike the puffer fish, he works nonstop at pouring out his affection. Every day He shows us in big ways (favor from a supervisor) and small ways (a glimpse of a winging goldfinch) how very much He cares.

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! – 1 John 3:1